My Dad always wore these ties and so I thought it was pretty cool when my husband started wearing them. Don’t let the idea of a tie fool you. I thought it’d be a quick knit but turns out knitting 60″ inches on a size 4 needle it’s going to take a little longer than expected. For now this is a project that I pick up and work on in between my other projects. The pattern is originally called Dennis, but I think it’s needs more of a Prep School name so I call it Winfield.
Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk
I’m trying something new with this project – square double-pointed needles. Have any of you ever tried these before? I don’t have strong feelings about them one way or the other. I do think that I like them better than wood or bamboo but was originally looking for the Addi double pointed. Has anyone use the Addis? I would love to hear about your experience with them!
Here’s my Ravelry project
They are beautiful! As soon as I saw the pattern Peabody by Leila Raabe, I knew it was my next project.
A couple clicks and 6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweeds SHELTER in Hayloft were on the way to my door. The shipping is super fast and I received my package 2 days after ordering!
This is a quick knit and I always love top down knitting so you don’t have to sew the sleeves in after the fact. Something about finishing a garment and sewing the sleeves in that equals procrastination for me. I think it’s a great pattern especially if you’re a beginner knitter.
It’s great grab & go cardi especially for this time of year when you need something light to throw on. I added some length to the body so that it would hit at the top of my pants. I also added some length to the ribbing on the bottom and sleeves. I do have a few regrets with this knit unfortunately. I went down a size 5 to correct my gauge but in hindsight wish I had stuck with the size 6. The sleeves ended up a bit tight and I would have preferred it a little more loose. I grabbed this yarn from a local wool festival and it’s 100% wool which leaves it a little scratchy. Tight sleeves and slightly scratchy yarn usually means it’s not the first cardigan I grab from my closet.
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